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How tech can be part of the solution

By Tim Redmond

It’s getting to be a war zone out there, a class war zone – and if the mayor hasn’t noticed it, the signs should have been clear long ago. But let’s take Ed Lee at his word, that he wants the tech companies and their workers to be “part of the solution.”

It’s not going to happen with a few hours of volunteer legal help from Twitter attorneys or a new app to solve homelessness or a Google Housing Hackathon. But it’s the holiday season, and we’re all thinking of others, and I hate war of all kinds. So let’s agree: There are ways that tech folks could be part of the solution. Let me suggest a few.

1. Don’t be part of an eviction.

Notice I said “don’t be part of an eviction.” That means more than “don’t evict a tenant.” It means don’t buy or rent any apartment or house or condo or TIC that was made available to you by a prior eviction. (more after the jump)

Marke B.
Marke Bieschke is the publisher and arts and culture editor of 48 Hills. He co-owns the Stud bar in SoMa. Reach him at marke (at) 48hills.org, follow @supermarke on Twitter.
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6 COMMENTS

  1. Disagree, the awareness of whom industries whom bought commerce and profits remain impartial regional influence. Acquired mania worsen now implosion of “Hospitality companies for California cities shall pay higher wage. Engage same tactics: gentrify only sake of corporate abundance technology firms only minor planning eager bring cartels San Francisco. Ratio of international firms grown mention banking and hospitality new era of San Francisco stagnated prior no longer. City of Affluent forgetting public policies a shame!

  2. […] not always pretty: I know that attacking tech workers isn’t the answer (although telling them to be a part of the solution, not a part of the problem, makes a lot of sense.) But the rebellions against the Google buses are […]

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  3. It would be instructive to note that we are spending millions on programs. What is needed therefore , then yes is to build housing. That is what people need .

  4. First build an eviction App that takes all the public record evictions– essentially a no-rent list– which allows you to plug in the address you a re looking at and see if there’s been an eviction. If there is no public record and you find it has had an eviction, you can flag the property in real time and save time for the next person.

    Thanks Tim….

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